Rappler's latest stories on bushfires
Six months after Australia's bushfire crisis and some 6 hours away from Sydney, scores of people still live in limbo
Prime Minister Scott Morrison says the vast scale of the fires – which killed more than 30 people and destroyed thousands of homes – requires a new response from the bushfire-prone nation
And so it is that all our hopes for a calmer February may have been dashed. What happened last month anyway that could impact the coming weeks?
Friends of the Earth say the incident was uncovered when local residents witnessed dead koalas being bulldozed into piles in recent days
'Australians are quite divided on how to effectively deal with the recurrent bushfires'
The 3 people killed in the Canada-owned C-130 Hercules aircraft were among the crews of specialist firefighters sent by several countries to help battle Australia's devastating bushfires
(UPDATED) The incident brings the death toll in Australia's bushfires to at least 32 since the crisis began in September
Temperatures will tip above 40 degrees Celsius in parts of the country – including in Australia's biggest city, Sydney
Organizers unveil a five-step air quality rating based on pollutants measured by monitoring stations throughout Melbourne Park
Months of drought that have contributed to Australia's catastrophic bushfire season have this week given way to huge downpours in some of the blaze-ravaged areas
'The more I think about the conditions we played in... the more it boils my blood,' says British player Liam Broady as the Australian Open qualifiers continue despite toxic smoke from bushfires
'This will be all of our Christmas, birthday, engagement, anniversary, wedding and graduation presents rolled into one. Fingers crossed,' the New South Wales Rural Fire Service says
Dramatic scenes of players dropping to their knees and choking due to the smoke forced Australian Open organizers to suspend action in the qualifying rounds
Not all rescued koalas are so lucky. Many are found so badly injured that they need to be euthanized.
'If anyone can chip in, that's great because it's nice to show solidarity and help in a situation, which has become quite incredible in this country,' says Federer
(UPDATED) The EPA lists air quality in Melbourne, habitually ranked as one of the world's most liveable cities, as 'very poor'
(UPDATED) 'We've been selling Australia on clean air, clear skies, bright shiny beaches, hopping animals. Unfortunately, what people have been seeing (are) singed koalas and kangaroos,' says University of Technology Sydney lecturer David Beirman
The fire seared an area of national park 3 times the size of Greater London and lit several connected blazes totalling over 800,000 hectares – an area larger than Austria
For many millions, the crisis has also shattered the long sunny days typically filled with beaches, barbecues and backyard cricket
Serena Williams joins a slate of sports stars from around the world who have stumped up memorabilia and cash to help pay for firefighting efforts
The Grammy nominee thanks volunteers who have been working to provide aid to those who have been affected by the disaster
Temperatures soar above 40 degrees Celsius in parts of New South Wales and neighboring Victoria, where attention is focused on the two fires that linked to form yet another monster blaze
From Aussie A-listers, sporting champions, to American stars – celebrities are splashing cash for Australia and are urging fans to do the same
'We are not seeing the amount of animals coming into care or needing rescuing that we would normally anticipate. We think a lot perished in the fires,' says wildlife rescue group WIRES
Soldiers go door-to-door advising residents to leave the South Australian town of Parndana on Kangaroo Island after a large blaze bore down on the area, with temperatures there soaring to 38 degrees Celsius
Sixers star Ben Simmons lead 9 Australian NBA players providing financial assistance in the bushfire disaster in their country
Social media is packed with powerful images of Australia's bushfires – but many are fake. Here is a selection of recent fact checks on the deadly blazes.
Exhausted volunteers clear ground vegetation and carry out controlled burns before temperatures and winds are expected to pick up again by Friday, January 10
What’s at stake and what can we expect this week in the aftermath of the assassination of the general who had shaped the battlefield in the Middle East and helped direct Assad’s war in Syria?
Filipinos and other people affected by the Australia bushfires need your help and support. This page shows how you can help.
World No. 1 Ashleigh Barty has decided to donate her Brisbane winnings – potentially $250,000 – to Red Cross
The Philippine embassy in Canberra says Filipinos living in East Gippsland, Victoria, were evacuated to Bairnsdale City as a precautionary measure
The Kangaroo Island koala species is particularly important to the survival of the wider population, as it is the only large group free from chlamydia
'You're a dick mate – if you were ever in the field to see what we go through, you've got no idea, man,' firefighter Paul Parker tells embattled Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison
The bushfire crisis turns into a flood disaster after a 4.5-million water tower breaks and sweeps away cars and fills homes with mud in the town of Cooma
Conservative Prime Minister Scott Morrison has come under renewed criticism for his handling of the crisis
Nick Kyrgios, the 'bad boy' of tennis, makes a pledge for each ace he serves across the Australian summer games to support victims of bushfires raging around the country
A navy landing craft from the HMAS Choules docks in the town of Mallacoota, where residents trapped on the foreshore since New Year's Eve clamber aboard with family, pets and a few belongings
(3rd UPDATE) The New South Wales Rural Fire Service declares two 'tourist leave zones' stretching almost 300 kilometers from the town of Nowra along the picturesque coast to neighbouring Victoria state
3 people die and 5 others remain missing after parts of southeastern Australia were devastated by out-of-control blazes
(UPDATED) Revellers watch fireworks display from Australia to the United Kingdom to welcome 2020
More than 30,000 people are told to evacuate popular East Gippsland region amid fears soaring temperatures and gusting winds would stoke 3 large blazes, cutting off the last major road still open
Volunteers who battled blazes can enjoy payments of up to Aus$300 per day for a maximum of Aus$6,000 per person
Authorities say they 'will not get on top of these fires until we get some decent rain'
Hospitals also record large increases in respiratory problems, leading doctors to call the fires a 'public health emergency'
The Climate and Health Alliance calls on the Australian government to take urgent action to curb emissions, saying climate change is worsening bushfires that are having 'devastating impacts on human health'
Sydney endures weeks bathed in toxic smoke as hundreds of blazes have raged across the countryside, with hospitals recording a 25% increase in the number of people visiting emergency departments last week
Fire engines race office-to-office across Sydney with sirens blaring, as inland bushfires poured smoke laden with toxic particles into commercial buildings
Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison's comments come after weeks spent refusing to speak about the link between climate change and deadly fires